Catchy title huh?
I don't have the patience to argue over a rumor right now. Besides it looks like there are enough combatants and I don't want in.
So instead I want to talk about football. Besides the Draft is only 101 days away. In 2 days we live triple digits.
I absolutely re-sign Robinson. He is the only UFA I absolutely want back, though I am not at all opposed to Sammy Morris getting another shot if he wants one. I am also bringing back Alan Ball for depth and Special Teams coverage duties, and Frank Walker for veteran leadership and depth.
I'd like Spencer back, but think it may be time to move on.
There is also 1 RFA I want back, Tony Fiammetta. I bring back all 3 of the 4 Exclusive Rights Free Agents. Holley, Parnell, and Geathers.
I let the following players go.
- Keith Brooking (UFA)
- Bradie James (UFA)
- Anthony Spencer (UFA)
- Terence Newman (Salary Cap casualty)
- Mat McBriar (UFA)
- David Buehler (I understand the strategy but the rookie kicked off well enough)
- Kyle Kosier (Salary Cap casualty)
- Montrae Holland (UFA)
- Derrick Dockery (UFA)
- Martellus Bennett (UFA)
- Kevin Ogetree (RFA)
- Chris Griesen (RFA)
- Chauncey Washington (ERFA)
Jon Kitna, of course is retiring. I'd be very tempted to let McGee go too.
I believe that totals 16 players not counting McGee which is probably too much at QB to do at this point.
In Free Agency I sign these players.
Carl Nicks (UFA)
Jason Campbell (UFA)
Laron Landry (UFA)
D'Qwell Jackson (UFA)
Lardarius Webb (UFA)
I flip Free and Smith, and move Ratliff to DE.
Then I Draft these kids.
#14. David DeCastro, OG, Stanford, 6'5", 315.
No one is ever going to convince me this guy is not right for this team. As good as the Triplets were, the OL of the 90's team is why we were a dynasty. We even have jersey #52 available for the man. I start him right away at RG.
#45. Vinny Curry, OLB, Marshall, 6'3", 260.
He starts at SOLB from day one. 12 sacks, 16 QB pressures. He loves to push blockers into QBs or RBs.
#83. Kawann Short, NT, Purdue, 6'3", 310.
He is strong, and he likes the physical game at the line. That is his element. Has great hands to beat off blockers. Gets the job done. Starts for me at NT.
#114. Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State, 6'4", 305.
Yet again, a player that starts for me right away. I believe he is already better than Kowalski and Costa, so yes one of them would also be leaving or heading to the PS.
#145. Rhett Ellison, TE, USC, 6'5", 250.
Has the work ethic that Bennett lacked. Fills a need.
#176. Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana Lafayette, 5'10", 180.
Do not let his size fool you. This kid uses speed and he likes to scrap for the football. Small school sleeper to remember.
6th round comp pick...Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma, 5'10", 190.
He's fearles in the middle. A lot like Wes Welker in that regard, but has more speed than Welker. Not saying he will be that good, just that he is worth the risk. Certainly should be better than O-tree.
#207. Dante Paige-Moss, OLB, North Carolina, 6'4", 260.
He's making a mistake coming out. A bigger mistake would be not going after a kid this talented late. Let him sit a year if need be.